|A chilly damp morning|
|Pretty rocks alongside the Donauradweg|
I started the ride today wearing a polypro pullover cap instead of the baseball hat I got from Eurobike. The weather this morning was so chilly I figured the extra warmth would be welcome, and it was; most of the day was cold and overcast. Once again, the dark clouds had a silver lining because of the nice tailwind accompanying them. Some photos of the journey along the Donauradweg follow:
|A section of the bike path travels this highway|
|Bicycle access ramp to a bridge|
|Blue skies — for a while|
|Is that the last of the rain? Not quite.|
Eurobike supplied this bicycle for the trip. It was very well made and maintained, a bit heavier and sturdier than most touring bikes seen in the U.S., and perfect for the sort of riding I'm undertaking. The waterproof handlebar bag and single pannier reminded me of the high quality Ortleib panniers I own. Both are easily clipped onto and off the bike so they can be taken along when leaving the bike unattended.
It had Shimano SIS indexed shifters for both front and rear derailleurs, and Shimano cantilever brakes. It also had a headlight and tail light powered by a generator that I never had occasion to use. Everything worked well — the bike rode quietly and was quite solid and comfortable. I give Eurobike good marks on their choice of equipment. Electric assist bikes are available for slightly more money.
Audio gear: iPhone 5, PanApp player, Mighty H Bluetooth Headphones
St. Vincent: St. Vincent
U2: Joshua Tree
Wilco: Sky Blue Sky
Wilco: Wilco [The Album]
Willy Nelson: Stardust
- Want to use a shopping cart at Hofer? It will cost you 1 € to rent one.
- Want to smoke in a restaurant? Some Austrian cafes and restaurants still allow this. There are many smokers in Austria.
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